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HISTORIC AWARD-WINNING DOWNTOWN BUNGALOW BUILT IN 1888

Kurt Friedmann

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Kurt Friedmann

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Calendar last updated:
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HISTORIC AWARD-WINNING DOWNTOWN BUNGALOW BUILT IN 1888

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

San Luis Obispo Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Best Location in Downtown San Luis Obispo!

Perfectly situated, just two blocks from the historic Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, this charming 1888 garden bungalow will immediately make you feel right at home. Winner of an Obispo Beautiful Award, the bungalow has three comfortable bedrooms with queen beds, a single bedroom / office with an additional daybed, and two bathrooms, providing comfortable accommodation for 7 people. Hardwood floors, tongue and groove ceilings, and many antiques adorn the house and give it a special old-world ambiance.

The kitchen has all modern, stainless-steel appliances and is the perfect setting for cooking and entertaining.

Awaiting you just outside is a garden paradise. Three separate wood and flagstone patios, koi ponds with spectacular waterfalls, a stone fire pit, and hundreds of tropical plants provide a romantic secret-garden setting. The many curved serpentine stone walls all are built at sitting height, making them perfect for sitting in the sun or under a shaded tree.

This is truly a special property centered in the most charming downtown in America.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kurt Friedmann (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 23, 2014

About Kurt Friedmann

A life-long resident of San Luis Obispo, I graduated from Cal Poly SLO, traveled worldwide for several years, and discovered that I already lived in paradise! So I never left.

It's great to live in a vacation :o)

Why Kurt Friedmann chose San Luis Obispo

I feel lucky and honored to have purchased this unique property from the family that originally owned it since 1888. So, in 125 years, I am the second owner, have lived here for 30 years, and intend to keep the property throughout my lifetime.

Rich in history, the house has a calming, old-world ambiance and presence that immediately made me feel at home.

As a student at Cal Poly, I rented this property (along with a host of roommates) while attending university. After graduating, I asked the owners if someday I could buy it from them. The answer always was, 'We want to keep it in the family.' Then one day, the daughter of the man who built the property came to me and said, 'we've decided that you are family.'

Upon purchasing the property, I made two promises to the owner, 1) make it beautiful so it will never be torn down and turned into condos and 2) always have lots of friends and family over because the house had forever been a place of many friends, laughs, and good times.

Keeping both promises, the house was beautifully remodeled in 1998 and continues to be a gathering place for fun with friends / family and weekly dinner parties.

So relax and enjoy...you're among family here at the Peach Street 1888 Bungalow!

Guestbook comments from the owner

House was perfect in every way. Incredible gardens, beautiful interior, amazing kitchen for preparing meals. Beyond expectations!
Aug 2012
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Historic Award-Winning Downtown Bungalow Built in 1888
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
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Historic Award-Winning Downtown Bungalow Built in 1888
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p428124vb
-(805) 234-0648
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
Carlsbad
5

Perfect get away that is close to downtown but very quite.

  • 5 of 5
This is the perfect balance of a very old and lovely house that has been made new. It has everything included:
- Wi-Fi (high speed),
- Pandora and Netflix / crackle
- a kitchen with all the things you would need for a large (15 people plus) group including a large stock pot, crock pot, toaster oven, Cuisinart, confection oven chaffing dishes, etc.,
- sections: We were there for pleasure but I could image a company renting the house because there are three separate sections that could be used for break out sessions.
- Great patio area that has a lovely outdoor couch.
- Kurt: Was so helpful and thoughtful. I noticed he had a skateboard and the the next thing I know I am out skating.
- Towels / blankets / paper towels / toilet paper all with extra located where you can find them.
Can't say enough about the hospitality shown by Kurt.
  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Award-Winning Downtown Bungalow Built in 1888
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p428124vb
-(805) 234-0648
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
Northern California
5

The closest thing to HOME there is

  • 5 of 5
Seriously the best VRBO experience yet! Kurt made every effort to ensure that my family and some local guests felt welcomed and taken care of every single day of our stay. The home is immaculate and is lacking for nothing! We had many evenings on the back patio with Thanksgiving crowds and this home, combined with Kurt's passion for making the stay perfect gave us a week to remember :)
The kitchen is FULLY stocked (who has chafing dishes when you need them? Kurt!) The patio is seriously right out of a magazine and the beds made me want to not come home to mine!
Thank you Kurt for welcoming my family with open arms. The care and love you put in to your home is evident at every turn. Cannot WAIT to come back again!
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic Award-Winning Downtown Bungalow Built in 1888
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p428124vb
-(805) 234-0648
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
5

Everything we had hoped for and more!

  • 5 of 5
The Mission Orchard Bungalow was the ideal place to call home for our family wedding weekend in SLO. We needed a retreat for our family of 3, my sister and her husband, and our 89 year old father, that would be comfortable for us all, and we could not have made a better choice. The interior of the home was beautifully appointed, warm and inviting; and the yard was a paradise for relaxation. Kurt was an attentive charming host who took the time to make sure our stay was nothing less than perfect.
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic Award-Winning Downtown Bungalow Built in 1888
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p428124vb
-(805) 234-0648
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
Otis, CO
5

Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
Charming, historical, so very comfortable. We stayed for Cal Poly's Parent's Weekend. The house was perfect for our family to enjoy time together inside the house and outside in the gardens. Short walk to everything downtown. Although we didn't cook (too many great restaurants in SLO), the kitchen is very well stocked with anything that would be needed to cook a great meal. Kurt was a truly genuine person who is passionate about his property and it shows. The best VRBO we have ever stayed in. Thanks for helping our family build memories.
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I feel lucky to have such great guests! What a pleasure. The welcome mat is always out :o)

Kurt
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Historic Award-Winning Downtown Bungalow Built in 1888
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p428124vb
-(805) 234-0648
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
Cincinnati, OH
5

In a word, AWESOME!

  • 5 of 5
Whether you're visiting SLO for rest and relaxation or for Cal Poly-related purposes, the Mission Orchard Bungalow is an awesome home base.

The property consists of the main rental house and two outbuildings, a koi pond, a turtle pond, a gas fire pit and 3 patio areas with comfortable seating for lounging and tables for dining al fresco. The house has been tastefully refurbished and decorated. It was very clean and tidy, with nice, newer bath towels and bed linens. There is a flat screen tv in the first floor living room and in the second floor suite. The kitchen is very well-equipped, a particular plus during the growing season when the garden is full of tomatoes, herbs, figs, and lemons. There is a gas grill and smoker on the patio. If you're headed to the beach, there are beach towels and beach chairs to use. The neighborhood and neighbors are quiet. There is one off-street parking space in the driveway for guests to use and lots of street parking out front.

The location is an easy walk or drive to wherever you'd need to go. It's two blocks to Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and Downtown. Downtown, there are 3 cinemas, as well as a wide variety of retail and restaurants. The beach, many hiking trails, and wine country are a short, easy drive. The Cerro San Luis trailhead is a short walk from the house. As you're walking home from this hike, stop at Lincoln Market for a sandwich and choose a cold craft beer or two from the very large selection in the refrigerator. Stock up the kitchen with groceries from the Thursday Farmer's Market (Downtown), Albertson's, Trader Joe's, Ralph's, Costco, and Whole Foods. If you're setting up your Cal Poly student's dorm room, Target and Costco are 10 minutes away by car; Cal Poly campus is about a 5 minute drive.

Kurt, the host/owner, lives onsite in one of the cottages on the property. He's a SLO lifer who's charming, knowledgeable and can help you track down whatever you're looking for in the area. He also offers interesting stories about every feature of his place, from the redwood tree in the driveway, to the "miracle" of how the furniture got to the 2nd floor. During the booking process, Kurt was very prompt returning messages. During our stay he was very accessible. He returned our deposit the day after we checked out.

My husband and I stayed here for 10 days in August 2014. We enthusiastically recommend the Mission Orchard Bungalow and hope to visit again soon.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: While I have extremely positive experiences with all of the guests that stay at the downtown bungalow, there are those special guests that add something unique to the property, and my life, just by their presence. They are the kind of people that you really miss and wish they would never leave. Gracious and kind, they just "fit" with the house and I'd feel lucky to count them among my friends.

Please let me know how the adventures go in the far off places. Hope those travels bring you back to SLO, where there's a night waiting for you here at the bungalow.

Safe travels, K
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Historic Award-Winning Downtown Bungalow Built in 1888
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p428124vb
-(805) 234-0648
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
5

Family stay

  • 5 of 5
This house is AMAZING. The owner is wonderful, warm, helpful and a delight to work with. The home is clean and the yard is even more beautiful than the pictures. Everything in the home was so very comfortable, clean and roomy. The beds were great, my family came to stay for a wedding and every one in the wedding party fell in love with this place, it was so wonderful to stay here. Thanks for a awesome stay !!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: What a delight to have you here at the Mission Orchard Bungalow. Glad the special day went great and please come back for a relaxing vacation here in SLO. Best wishes! K

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Best location in San Luis Obispo. Just two blocks from the historic Old Mission in the center of downtown, the property is walking distance to anything downtown.

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Rates & Availability

From $400 Per night

San Luis Obispo Bungalow Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$400
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Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,800
$6,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
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Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

San Luis Obispo Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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